Brakes are a very important part of the safety system in your car and making sure your brake pads are in great shape can make a difference. Brake pads make a huge difference in the safety of your car, how well it drives, and the overall level of performance your vehicle runs at.
Brake pads are a thin sheet of rubber that is fitted between the calipers of your brakes and the rotors. When you have a car that is front-wheel drive you should be changing your front brake pads to help make sure that the car is going to be able to stop when you want it to. Your front brakes in a front-wheel drive car are some of the most important and you should be checking and changing these brake pads as needed. Brake pads can naturally thin out as you drive and as you apply your brakes. Depending on how often you drive and how often you apply your brakes, your brake pads may only need to be changed out every year or so or less if they are not being used all that often. Front and rear brake pads are essential and as they do thin out they can increase the contact between the rotors and the calipers which can warp the rotors if they do come in contact with one another.
How Often Should You Change Your Brake Pads?
Brake pads will not need to be replaced every month or even every year. If you drive a lot and apply the brakes often, you will likely need to change your brake pads more frequently. In most cases, you are going to take into account that your brakes are likely going to need to be changed based on mileage rather than time. When you are driving more you are going to need to change your brake pads more often. You can have your brakes checked and the thickness of the brake pads checked to determine if you need a brake pad change or not. Our technician can tell you if you need to change your pads or if they can go longer.
Why Choose Nashville Toyota North?
Nashville Toyota North offers a great service center that is state of the art and that has some fantastic trained technicians. They have flexible hours and also have online service scheduling. For those that want to be sure their car is going to work well and that they are going to be taken care of totally. Your car is in great hands with Nashville Toyota North and the fantastic team that is there.